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The Last Great American Adventurer: Jerome John Garcia 1942-1995

Tom Hibbert, Q, October 1995

On August 9, Jerry Garcia, leader of the Grateful Dead, the most successful live group of all time, died in a Californian rehab center. To many, his passing was the final curtain on the ‘60s alternative lifestyle, his thousands of die-hard fans mourning the loss of something between a father-figure and a faithful friend. Tom Hibbert recalls meeting Captain Trips, and sheds a tear for the band and the Deadheads.

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